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Old 08-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Help! Does the height of a trailer use more gas? If that is a dumb question - please do not snicker where I can hear you. We were use to a 27 foot Baja and now we are looking at the tall 33 foot zinger.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Certainly it will take more gas/diesel to pull it. The higher you go, the bigger the block your pushing into the wind.



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Old 08-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thank you "old camper"! we lost our trailer to a straight line wind. destroyed our awning and the insurance totaled it. Shopping for a new camper is overwhelming! Have a good one!
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I'm sorry... I meant "old farmer"! opps!
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Depending on what your tow vehicle is you can buy a wind deflector that will mount on you truck or SUV and help a little bit.
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old farmer is right, height equals wind resistance which will equal a dip in fuel mileage. That said, our zinger is 10 ft tall without the AC and closer to 12 with the ac. It is a heck of a sail behind us. Our old armada would plummet with fuel mileage with towing but the diesel barely drops on fuel mileage when towing it.
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Just grin and bare it you are pulling a unit that creates wind resistance and we all have that problem and be what it may it part of the joy of owning and towing a trailer. Enjoy your holidays and help out the suffering government and oil companies.
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